Aryn Kamerer, doctoral student in audiology at KU, pictured in her lab at KU Medical Center.Greta Stamper, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Hearing and Speech, with her research poster.Joshuaa Allison-Burbank

With research into locating the source of inner ear damage, audiology student Aryn Kamerer earns top medal at Student Research Forum. Story

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Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders

KU offers the following degree programs through its Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders:

Clinical Doctor of Audiology
The Au.D. degree program is intended to train audiologists for clinical practice and is designed to be completed in four years (including summers). This program meets the academic and clinical requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is accredited by the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology
The master's degree program in speech-language pathology prepares new speech-language pathologists to enter the workforce and is typically completed in five full-time semesters, including a summer semester. This program will, in most circumstances, satisfy the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's certification standards for continuing on to the clinical fellowship year. A certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology is awarded upon completion of a successful clinical fellowship.

Clinical Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology
A post-master's SLP.D. degree program is available for current speech-language pathologists wishing to pursue the highest level of advanced practice. A master's degree in speech-language pathology and current license are required for admission.

Doctor of Philosophy
The Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders offers Ph.D. programs in both speech-language pathology and in audiology for post-baccalaureate study of normal and disordered aspects of communication. These programs are designed to prepare suitably qualified individuals for leadership positions in research and academia. A major focus of these programs is to advance the science of these fields, and to elucidate the scientific basis for the procedures and processes used in clinical practice.

About the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
The Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders consists of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders on the main KU campus in Lawrence, Kan., in partnership with the Department of Hearing and Speech on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan.

Students pursuing these graduate degrees take course work on the medical center campus in Kansas City and on the main campus in Lawrence. A student may reside in either community. Block scheduling of courses reduces the frequency of commuting. A committee of faculty from both campus departments is responsible for instruction, curriculum planning, student selection and advising, clinical practicum policies, and course scheduling.

KU also offers bachelor's degrees in speech-language-hearing. In addition, a doctorate in child language is available via a collaboration with departments on the Lawrence campus.

Last modified: Mar 21, 2016

Updates and Activities

Debby Daniels is recipient of a clinical faculty grant award and will lead a pilot study, "Early Literacy Project with Head Start Students," to study the effectiveness of language instruction to improve early reading skills in at-risk students in Olathe, Kan.

In its 2017 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report again ranked KU audiology and speech-language pathology programs among the best in the country.

The Intercampus Program in Communication Disorders successfully completed its accreditation review in March. The program was found to be in compliance with all standards.

John Ferraro, Ph.D., has been appointed to the ASAHP research committee and participated in the Research Committee Panel at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions 2016 spring meeting in Louisville, Ky. March 17. He also delivered a presentation about the culture of research.

Caitlin Imgrund, speech-language pathology Ph.D. student, received a Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development. She was recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at the annual convention last fall.

Kathy Johnston was honored with the Kansas Department of Early Childhood's Outstanding Contributor Award for her work with children with autism and for helping train the faculty at Infant/Toddler Services of Johnson County in the Early Start Denver Model.

Aryn Kamerer, a doctoral student in audiology, received the BioKansas Award at the 2016 Graduate Research Summit at the Capitol on Feb. 2 in Topeka.

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